Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Beef Empanada ala Maria

For the past few days, all i can think of is food.. food.. fooood..! Well, this may also be an aftershock effect of my bland diet few weeks ago. Trying to sound reasonable - blame that hateful diet again. mehehe! So because of that there i was in the kitchen again - looking up and down, left and right wondering what can i  cook from the available stocks we had to satisfy my cravings. After two hours of preparation, i came up with Beef Empanada ala Maria! Yey! How i love the name hihi.


 So here are the ingredients needed.

and here's how to make the Beef Empanada ala Maria:


  1. Saute garlic and onion in oil.
  2. Add the ground beef, cook until half done.
  3. Add the potatoes, carrots and dry peas.
  4. Pour seasoning and let it simmer until done.


  1. Sift the flour, baking powder and sugar into a bowl.
  2. Cut in the butter until the particles are pea-sized.
  3. Add cold water little by little while tossing mixture with a fork untril thoroughly moistened.
  4. From dough into a ball, flatten it out into a clean flat plate or wax paper.

 It's easy to make using an Empanada cutter. 

  1. Form a ball and then flatten it out.
  2. Once you get the desired size you want, put it over the cutter shaper.
  3. Put a teaspoonful of the filling on the center.
  4. Then close the cutter to form the shape.
  5. Press down for 30 seconds before opening it.
  6. Remove the excess dough, if desired.

But in case, you don't have a an Empanada cutter, dont bother much. You can still make it with the help of your hands! Just make sure to wash your hands first mehehe.

  1. Form a ball and then flatten it out.
  2. Once you get the desired size you want, put a teaspoonful of the filling on the side.
  3. Then wrap it together to close it. Then that's it! Easy right?

 Yey! Here's my finished product before it's fried.

 Cook the Empanadas in deep hot oil until slightly golden brown.
How do you like it after it's cooked? Weee!

Empanadas can be frozen.  Arrange pieces on a baking sheet cover with resinite or foil then freeze.  Deep-fry when ready to be served. 

Serving: 10 pieces medium sized

If you wish to order, please visit my restaurant located in the future. chos.. Hehehe!
So there..satisfied me again. I know this is not the end..more to come. hihi! ^_^

Till next!
#Pastry Chef Wannabe

P.S. - I think something's wrong with my site. It looks distorted/smaller in my view - should occupy the full screen. Also, a while ago all my reading blog list was gone in my dashboard but after signing in again, it went back to normal. Could it be my internet browser? Hmm.weird.


  1. Ang talented mo naman! Yummy yan ah! And I love the name of your recipe.. personalized! :D

    1. thank you! epekto ng gutom kung ano ano niluluto haha!

      oo nga pinersonalize ko talaga noh. ^_^

    2. Epekto rin neto kaya napa-midnight snack ako :)

  2. Title pa lang natatakam na ako.... kakatuwa naman kasi ganda ng presentation mo.... may picture pa bawat procedure...

    nakikita ko lang pero alam kong masarap....

    sana matikman namin yan someday hehehe


  3. I love to eat empanada, kaso lang time consuming. :)

    1. yup it surely does take a lot of time hehe. mas madali yung pagkain kesa sa pagluto.

  4. Yummy! I wish I have the time to prep foodies like you do hehe. :)

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  5. Hi Maria, ginutom naman ako sa mga empanada mo hehe! kung pwede lng sana ipadala yan thru email or chat lols. Nag culinary school ka ba? or cooking is just a plain hobby for you?

    About your blog layout, ganun din dito sa browser ko. Maliit sya then walang scroll bar sa bottom para makita mo yung kabuuan ng menus sa right side. Baka dahil sa mp3 something mo yata na naka embed sa bottom. I dunno... >_<

    1. haha oo nga noh kung pwede lang why not coconut!

      Hmm hindi ako nagculinary school, hobby lang tipong feel magluto mag-experiment ganun. hehe.

      Hmm biglang nabago yesterday lang pati nga yun fonts parang lumiit? ewan ko bakit ganun bigla..waaah.

  6. New follower here and yumyum... empanada is one of my favorite! Naalala ko tuloy yung Ilocos Empanada! Wala pong free taste? :D Pwede ding tinidor sa pagpa flat ng gilid ng empanada kapag walang cutter. :D

    1. u um tama tinidor nga kaso nakalimutan ko gawin yun dun sa manual wrapping hehe thanks sa paalala! ^_^

  7. Ikaw lang gumawa nya. Galing. Ginutom mo na naman ako :(

    1. yup hehe tamang experiment atleast kahit papano edible at presentable ang kinalabasan hehe

  8. one of my favorite food yang empanada. just classic! nakakamiss ang amoy kapag bagong luto.

    1. u um mas masarap pag bagong luto may crunchy effect hehe.


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